Starlight Dinner


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian dining
  • Million dollar views
  • Reserved seating

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Year Round Except Sat (year round) & Fri (Nov-Mar) 7.00pm. Disembark 9.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm
Sat (year round) & Fri (Nov-Mar) 7.00pm. Disembark 10.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm or 11pm

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Sydney's best value dinner cruise. Enjoy contemporary three course a la carte dining and the mesmerising views of Sydney by night ...

Sydney Harbour is the heart of Sydney, enjoyed by both locals and visitors, from all cultures, religions and backgrounds. Super ship "Sydney 2000" was designed with this in mind.

The ship's design includes three restaurant decks, five private dining rooms, cocktail areas on every deck plus a 360 degree open Star Deck on the top of the vessel. Up to five different dining and entertainment options can operate independently on the vessel on any given night.

The Starlight Dinner package is the entry level dinner option at a great price. With this package you could be seated on a deck without entertainment or be upgraded free to one with. No matter where you are seated you will enjoy the same quality contemporary Australian cuisine and access to the Star Deck as all our passengers.

For the romantic movie buffs, the bow of the vessel is usually accessible to passengers. Hint - often I am the only voyeur who can see you down there, so if you give me a wave I'll avert my eyes accordingly.

Also available at additional cost

  • Guaranteed Window seating
  • Bar package including Tyrrells sparkling & still wines, Tooheys New draught beer and soft drinks

If you like this cruise you may also like the Captains Club Dinner which includes a more comprehensive menu, guaranteed live band and dancing. The Captains Club Dinner Bar package also includes a comprehensive selection of Australian wines and imported ales.

*About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier fleet including the spectacular Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2, both with million dollar views and expansive cocktail decks. Our world class vessels are chosen for many international VIP dignitaries including the official arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day. Air-conditioned restaurant decks, private dining rooms, expansive decks and 360 degree open Star Deck are just a few of the features. Special attention has been made to ensure fantastic views from every seat with below table height windows. Sydney 2000 operates on dining cruises most days however we do always reserve the right to amend vessels at any time.

Children Under 18 Years
Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

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YOUR SAY SUNSET DINNER - Excellent. Good value for money and on board personnel were courteous and efficient. Would definitely recommend.  Gary, USA

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92 % approval from 25 responses

4 days ago

Service: Staff and meals were fantastic (even for the 2nd time on board)

Keep the good work up, as I have referred several people to go and have a cruise with you, worth even cent......

Product: Great value and the scene of the Harbour is marvellous at night

6 days ago

Service: Nice dinner...great service....musical entertainment need to be improved

Product: Overall we had a good time

3 weeks ago

Service: It was an enjoyable evening with good food. Recommend it :)

Product: Enjoyed the Starlight Cruise and recommend that you book the window seat.

3 weeks ago

Great night, food was beautiful., ideal way to entertain visiting guests, local or abroad.

3 weeks ago

Very lovely night, the bread rolls were awesome by the way.

Food and service was fantastic.

Looking forward to next trip!

4 weeks ago

Service: Great food, great waitress services, great music, and of course great scenery!

Product: Pretty easy journey to purchase the dinner ticket. Person also kindly called me within one hour to confirm the booking.

1 month ago

We were on the cruise as a work/birthday function and it was fantastic. Every part of the experience was lovely. The staff were so polite and the band playing were very good also. The entire night was a great success for all of us.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you so much for the positive feedback from your Starlight Dinner cruise and we are very proud of the product we deliver. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your email is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our commentators – Bob, hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department manager. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too.

2 months ago

Had a great night. Crew were friendly and accomodating


2 months ago

nice cruise, meals were nice. service was good. entertainment was not expected but it was awesome and very enjoyable.

2 months ago

Great night had by everyone.

Excellent service and food

2 months ago

Sunset dinner cruise with steak and lobster was a gift. Was upgraded by CC to starlight cruise and told on board couldn't have steak or lobster due to upgrade as we were getting longer on the boat!!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your review and as per our email response.We did upgrade your booking at own cost and do apologize for our apparent failure to meet your expectations which appears to be a breakdown of process on board.We do hope that you can take our offer as per our email.

2 months ago

The food, the views, the service. All top class. Would definitely recommend it to anyone!

2 months ago

Service: I thought the service was fantastic

Product: Great value. The food and the cruise was excellent. The en

3 months ago

Service: Was a great night every thing went off really well .the food was great good services and the staff really looked after you

Product: The food was out standing

4 months ago

Excellent. Just one detail. The music was a bit too loud. Had to go out to be able to talk to my couple.

4 months ago

Very friendly Very australian

4 months ago

The cruise ship was a little late getting into the wharf and we waited a little while but once on board the crew was excellent and the cruise around the harbor was beautiful.

4 months ago

Service: Would highly recommend - only thing to make note of however is, the dinner cruises do not leave from the same place as the captain cook cruise hop on, hop off service. So don't turn up to the wrong location!

Product: Great meal, great service/waitress - also a great meal, seeing the city of Sydney at night from the water - spectacular.

5 months ago

Service: A very enjoyable evening.

Product: Our waitress was not efficient. She came to remove our cutlery when we had been overlooked for receiving our meal and everyone else had finished. It had been sitting there and was therefor not very hot when it arrived.

5 months ago

Service: The person at the Circular Quay Wharf 6 counter is very rude. Very unwelcoming !!

Product: Vegetarian food is very bad, it can be better.

5 months ago

Service: was nice and the cruise was on time

Product: dinner was nice and the service was excellent

5 months ago

Service: Great organization

Product: Good food, fantastic view!

6 months ago

Service: Very well organised and friendly.

Product: Food was excellent.

Would certainly recommend.

6 months ago

Service: Good ambience, friendly staff

Product: No steak on the menu. Ten years ago we had a really nice steak so this was a disappointment. Only salmon or chicken, two of the commonest and cheapest options generally available in most cafes. Wine very expensive.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback and we have updated our menu since you last travelled and the most current menus can be downloaded from our website at the time of booking. We also monitor our wine prices to ensure we are comparable to restaurants. We are glad that you overall enjoyed your night.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Team
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago

Service: On the Sydney 2000 Ship: Muche better compared to the John Cadman. The staff very kind and the fool also; This ship is just a dream.

Product: It was very nice on the Sydney 2000. The wines delicious;

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